One day an old man was walking down the beach just before dawn. In the distance he saw a young man picking up stranded starfish and throwing them back into the sea. As the old man approached the young man, he asked, "Why do you spend so much energy doing what seems to be a waste of time?" The young man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left in the morning sun. The old man exclaimed, "But there must be thousands of starfish. How can your efforts make any difference?" The young man looked down at the starfish in his hand and as he threw it to safety in the sea, he said, "It makes a difference to this one!"
Beau came from a kill pen in Eastern Pennsylvania. He is a teen-aged, very handsome, Belgian gelding with arthritis in his left front knee and shoulder. He was VERY lame when he arrived here. We had his hooves trimmed correctly and he is taking joint supplements. He has some occasional bute (an anti-inflammatory), but for the most part is doing quite a lot better. He is a bit timid but we are slowly gaining his trust. Beau is looking for a sponsor.
Sylvia came from New Holland, PA in May of 2015. She is a 15y/o Belgian mare. She is very quiet, sweet, and smart. She had been a farming horse her entire life. A short time after arriving with us she started showing signs of being in foal. We provided for her as if she was pregnant and made preparations for a foal. Sadly there was no foal. We assume the foal was reabsorbed due to the poor condition that she was in when she arrived here. Sylvia is strong and healthy today.
Belle (In Our Care)
Big Jake ended up in the hands of a kill-buyer in South Carolina in January of 2016. Through a joint effort with Equine Rescue Network (ERN), we were able to save him and get him into a safe foster home. He arrived to our facility in February. He is an older Belgian gelding with one eye. Big Jake is settling into his new home and is very sweet. Join Big Jake's Team!
Pepper (In Our Care)
Jetstar came from a kill pen in Western Pennsylvania in April of 2015. He is an aged Percheron gelding. He came to us emaciated, scared, and difficult to handle. It took several months for him to settle in and feel safe. He had diarrhea for many months until we finally found a feeding program that worked for him. He has been gaining weight, and appears so much better. He actually plays now and is getting to be a little bit bossy! He is a very sweet boy who has bonded very tightly with Big Ben, they are the best of friends. Jetstar is looking for a sponsor.
Pepper came to us from a high risk situation in Western Pennsylvania in November of 2015. She is a 23 y/o Percheron mare. She is trained to ride and work. She is quite a character. She loves to splash in water and has all kinds of tricks up her sleeve! Pepper is looking for a sponsor.
Beau (In Our Care)
Grady, our very first rescue!
Big Ben came from a kill pen in Western Pennsylvania in November of 2014. He is an aged Belgian gelding and a very sweet boy with amazing manners. He picks his feet up, he lowers his head for his halter and leads with just a rope around his neck. He has some arthritis and loves to nap. He takes his retirement seriously. Big Ben is very bonded with Jetstar, they are great friends. Big Ben is looking for a sponsor.
Big Jake (In Our Care)
Jetstar (In Our Care)
Sylvia (In Our Care)
Big Ben (In Our Care)
Belle came to us from Eastern Pennsylvania in December of 2015. She is an aged Belgian mare and the inspiration of our "Belle's Fund for Veterinary Care". Belle has advanced ringbone arthritis. We have had her front hooves trimmed and balanced after taking some digital X-Ray images. She is currently receiving pain medication which has provided her needed relief. In the coming months, we will be working with our vet to decide the next steps for her treatment; joint injections, continued balanced trims or corrective shoeing are possibilities. Her quality of life is our focus, already we can see that she is already feeling much better. Belle is looking for a sponsor.
Grady arrived from a kill pen in Western Pennsylvania in November of 2014. He was aged, emaciated, and in very poor overall health. Unfortunately, he was only with us for a few days, but we were grateful to be able to surround him with love when he passed over the Rainbow Bridge. RIP Sweet Boy!